wsb virtual events

As part of our effort to help organizations #stayresilient and #stayconnected in the wake of the coronavirus, WSB has developed a series of free webinars featuring our experts and thought-leaders discussing important issues during in this challenging time.

Exercise of Power: A Conversation with Robert M. Gates, Moderated by Michael Beschloss


WSB Exclusive Speaker Robert M. Gates, former secretary of defense and author of the acclaimed #1 best-selling memoir, Duty, discusses his latest book, EXERCISE OF POWER: American Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in the Post-Cold War World. Gates shares a candid, sweeping examination of power in all its manifestations, and how it has been exercised, for good and bad, by American presidents in the post-Cold War world. The event is moderated by presidential historian and best-selling author Michael Beschloss.



Leading Transformative Change With Purpose and Passion in Highly Turbulent Times

Renowned for his strategic and operational leadership and “working together” principles, practices and management system, Alan Mulally transformed a struggling Ford Motor Company while the country faced the biggest economic downturn since the Great Depression. Mulally led Ford to be one of the world’s leading and most innovative automobile companies and the #1 automobile brand in the United States while cutting billions securing its financial stability and preserved a culture focused on people. Adam Grant, bestselling author and celebrated organizational psychologist at The Wharton School of Business, will lead a conversation with Mulally on building resilient, innovative, collaborative work cultures in highly volatile times. Companies must inspire and activate trailblazing teams to create the best organizations in a post-pandemic world. Adam and Alan will share actionable lessons on how to make the quarter of our lives spent at work well-lived through generosity, humility, and the curiosity to find purpose and passion.

The Pivot: Adopting a Game Changing Mindset During Difficult Times

Join WSB for an exclusive event with marketing executive Michele Thornton Ghee as she leads a conversation with best-selling author and innovation expert Kevin Carroll. As a former “Katalyst” at Nike, Carroll helped build a culture of innovation where creative ideas were turned into a reality. Carroll urges individuals to rediscover the things that propel them towards their goals while incorporating ‘purposeful play’ into their daily lives. Global leader and powerhouse visionary, Ghee touches on the importance of personal innovation and connecting with others in a thoughtful way. As we adjust to our new normal working from home, Carroll and Ghee will discuss tips to strengthen your creativity, continuing to tap into your passion, the importance of inclusion and how to be a positive agent for change in these uncertain times.

Navigating the Global Economic Impact and Outlook of Covid-19

Join CNBC’s Ron Insana as he moderates an exclusive WSB conversation between former President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York William Dudley and former U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab. Having joined the Fed on the eve of the 2007-08 financial crisis, Dudley offers a unique perspective in what it will take to get the U.S. economy back on track. Schwab, a member of President Bush’s cabinet, will provide perspective on developments in international trade, and government decisions likely to impact trade and supply chains for years to come.


The Resilience of Astronauts: Coping With Isolation in Space

Former NASA astronauts Mike Massimino, Ph.D., and Jerry Linenger, M.D., have executed some of the most dangerous and complex missions in space history. Join these two American heroes on Instagram Live for an enlightening discussion on resilience and coping with isolation.



Leadership and a New World Order:  The Need for Resilience

In an intimate conversation moderated by Fox News Chief Legal Correspondent Shannon Bream, Admiral William H. McRaven (Ret.) and Admiral James Stavridis (Ret.) provide deep insight and strategies for resilient leadership during the most pressing global challenge of our time, Covid-19. Adm. McRaven, a special operations expert who developed and led the plan for the successful Osama bin Laden mission, and Adm. Stavridis, the longest-serving global combatant commander in recent American military history, share a candid dialogue on leadership, our military’s role in the war against Covid-19, and America in a post-pandemic world. Adm. McRaven explores resilient leadership through crisis for organizational leaders and Adm. Stavridis draws on his expertise in US-China relations and innovation to discuss leadership, supply chain, and cybersecurity on the global stage.



Covid-19: Resilience and Compassion in the Midst of a Pandemic

World-renowned photographer and Founder of The People’s Portfolio, Platon, shares an intimate conversation with frontline Emergency Medicine Physician and Netflix Pandemic series co-creator, Dr. Ryan McGarry. In a prophetic warning, Dr. McGarry, co-created the Netflix series Pandemic that was released just months before the coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic of 2019 - 2020 became known. Platon is masterful at capturing the essence of humanity through his art and Dr. McGarry is a living example of humanity at its best fighting alongside medical professionals battling an invisible enemy.



Making Resilience Your Superpower

Join two great WSB exclusive speakers – renowned social psychologist Amy Cuddy and 2012 Paralympic Gold Medalist Mallory Weggemann – for a wide-ranging, candid Instagram Live conversation on the topic of Making Resilience Your Super Power. The pair will discuss identity in light of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo’s postponement, adaptation, biases, and more in the age of the current health and economic crisis.



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